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Police rescue naked woman from the East River

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Dressed in wetsuits and life jackets,  NYPD Emergency Service Unit detectives dove into the water Wednesday afternoon to rescue a woman.

The woman, who was completely naked, apparently took off all her clothes while standing on the Manhattan side of the river and dove into the murky water near Pike St. around 3:30 p.m.

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Witnesses told the NY Daily News that she began to struggle after floating under the Manhattan Bridge where the water was more turbulent.

Police managed to pull her to safety and transported her to Bellevue Hospital to undergo a mental evaluation.

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